Andrea Louise Riseborough
20 November 1981
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
Andrea Louise Riseborough (born 20 November 1981) is an English actress. She made her film debut with a small part in Venus (2006), and has since appeared in more prominent roles in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Never Let Me Go, Brighton Rock, Made in Dagenham (all 2010), W.E. (2011), Shadow Dancer, Disconnect (both 2012), Welcome to the Punch, Oblivion (both 2013), Birdman (2014), Nocturnal Animals (2016), Battle of the Sexes, The Death of Stalin (both 2017), Mandy, Nancy (both 2018), The Grudge, and Possessor (both 2020). For her performance as a recovering addict in the drama To Leslie (2022), Riseborough received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Outside of film, Riseborough received a BAFTA nomination for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the television film The Long Walk to Finchley (2008), and won critical acclaim for her performances in the Channel 4 miniseries The Devil's Whore (2008) and National Treasure (2016), as well as the BBC One miniseries The Witness for the Prosecution (2016). Her stage credits include August Strindberg's Miss Julie, Shakespeare's Measure for Measure (Theatre Royal, Bath, both 2006) and Anton Chekhov's Ivanov (West End, 2008).
Riseborough was born in Wallsend, near Newcastle upon Tyne, the daughter of Isabel Johnson, a secretary, and George Riseborough, a car dealer. She grew up in Whitley Bay. In reference to The Long Walk to Finchley, she has described her parents as "working-class Thatcherites."
She appeared at the People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, in the play Riding England Sidesaddle by Christopher Goulding, as Celia Fiennes, and was a member of the Young People's Theatre for five years. Riseborough spent her schooldays at the independent school, Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 2005 and was a member of the National Youth Theatre..
Riseborough appeared in the 2010 films Made in Dagenham and Mark Romanek's adaptation of Never Let Me Go. She starred in the American premiere of Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in January 2010. The production was directed by Joe Mantello.
She appears in Rowan Joffé's film adaptation of Brighton Rock. She worked with The Devil's Mistress author Peter Flannery on his screenplay based on the life of Angelica Fanshawe. She played the role of Wallis Simpson in W.E., a film directed by Madonna. She stars in Resistance, an adaptation of an Owen Sheers novel. The film was released on 25 November 2011.
She writes with her creative partner, actor Tom Burke, and with Mike Leigh. Riseborough starred in the thriller Hidden, a low-budget film directed by the Duffer Brothers. Hidden was released for streaming September 2015.
She appeared in Oblivion (2013), in a supporting role. She co-starred in the acting ensemble of Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards. Riseborough shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for the film.
She co-starred in apartheid drama Shepherds and Butchers (2016). She joined the cast of Netflix's Bloodline for season 2, as a series regular character, Evangeline.
She acted as Emma Stone's love interest in the biographical sports film Battle of the Sexes, based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. She appeared as Stalin's daughter in the 2017 comedy-drama film The Death of Stalin and was praised by Variety for the "shrewd, multi-layered complexity" of her performance.
She starred in Andrew Heckler's indie feature Burden. She was cast in Waco, a six-part television series about the Waco siege. The first episode was released on 24 January 2018.
Riseborough has been cast in Lone Scherfig's The Kindness of Strangers as an ER nurse who runs an eclectic therapy group. The film started shooting at the Russian Tea Room in the spring of 2018.
She starred in a Sony remake of The Grudge. The film was released on 3 January 2020.
Riseborough starred in the international cocaine trade drama ZeroZeroZero, an eight-part series adapted from the book by Roberto Saviano, which had its debut on Sky in the UK and Amazon Prime in the US in 2020.
She starred in Possessor—written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg—as Tasya Vos, an agent for a secretive organization who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of high-paying clients. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020.
In 2022, Riseborough appeared in the film To Leslie, for which she received critical acclaim and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Numerous celebrities praised her performance publicly and on social media, and hosted screenings during the voting period for the Academy Award nominations in January 2023. Her unexpected To Leslie nomination has generated some questions, and without referring to her, the Board of Governors has pledged to "review of the campaign procedures around this year's nominees, to ensure that no guidelines were violated, and to inform us whether changes to the guidelines may be needed in a new era of social media and digital communication."
Riseborough in 2020 revealed that she met the 'love of her life', Karim Saleh, while working on the set of Luxor. Previous to that she was reportedly in a long term relationship with Joel Apel from 2009 to 2016.
|Denotes productions that have not yet been released|
|2006||Venus||Period Film Lover|
|Love You More||Georgia||Short film|
|2010||Made in Dagenham||Brenda|
|Never Let Me Go||Chrissie|
|2012||Shadow Dancer||Colette McVeigh|
|2013||Welcome to the Punch||Sarah Hawks|
|2014||Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)||Laura Aulburn|
|The Silent Storm||Aislin|
|2016||Shepherds and Butchers||Kathleen Marais|
|Nocturnal Animals||Alessia Holt|
|2017||Battle of the Sexes||Marilyn Barnett|
|The Death of Stalin||Svetlana Stalina|
|Nancy||Nancy Freeman||Also producer|
|2019||The Kindness of Strangers||Alice|
|2020||The Grudge||Detective Muldoon|
|The Electrical Life of Louis Wain||Caroline Wain|
|2022||Please Baby Please||Suze|
|To Leslie||Leslie Rowlands|
|Matilda the Musical||Mrs. Wormwood|
|What Remains||Anna Rudebeck|
|2005||A Very Social Secretary||Amanda||Television film|
|Whatever Love Means||Anna Wallace|
|Doc Martin||Samantha||Episode: "The Family Way"|
|2006||The Secret Life of Mrs Beeton||Myra||Television film|
|2007||Party Animals||Kirsty||Main role (8 episodes)|
|2008||Being Human||Annie||Episode: "Pilot"|
|The Long Walk to Finchley||Margaret Thatcher||Television film|
|The Devil's Whore||Angelica Fanshawe||Miniseries (4 episodes)|
|2016||Bloodline||Evangeline Radosevich||Main role (8 episodes)|
|National Treasure||Dee Finchley||Miniseries (4 episodes)|
|The Witness for the Prosecution||Romaine Heilger||Miniseries (2 episodes)|
|2017||Black Mirror||Mia Nolan||Episode: "Crocodile"|
|2018||Waco||Judy Schneider||Miniseries (6 episodes)|
|2020||ZeroZeroZero||Emma Lynwood||Lead role (8 episodes)|
|2001||A Cat in the Road||Daughter||The Customs House, South Shields|
|2005||A Brief History of Helen of Troy||Charlotte||Soho Theatre|
|Burn||Linda||Royal National Theatre|
|Measure for Measure||Isabella||Theatre Royal, Bath|
|Miss Julie||Miss Julie|
|2007||The Pain and the Itch||Kalina||Royal Court Theatre|
|2008||A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians||Dzina||Soho Theatre|
|2010||The Pride||Sylvia||MCC Theater|
Awards and nominations
- ^ familysearch.org Archived 22 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 26 November 2014
- ^ a b c Day, Elizabeth (8 January 2012). "Andrea Riseborough interview: Rise and shine". The Observer. London. Archived from the original on 26 July 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
- ^ White, Lesley (1 June 2008). "Andrea Riseborough plays the young Margaret Thatcher". The Times. London. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011.
- ^ Brantley, Ben (16 February 2020). "Musings on Gay Identity, Then and Now". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 29 June 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
- ^ Zimmerman, Samuel (26 September 2009). "Riseborough, Skarsgard "HIDDEN" in Bomb Shelter". Fangoria. New York. Archived from the original on 5 May 2012.
- ^ Kit, Borys (26 September 2009). "Andrea Riseborough to Star Opposite Alexander Skarsgard in Warners' 'Hidden' The actress will play Skarsgard's wife in the low-budget horror movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles. Archived from the original on 27 April 2012.
- ^ "Hidden (Review) – INFLUX Magazine". Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- ^ "Universal Pictures – New Movies In Theaters & Future Releases" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 October 2013.
- ^ "Andrea Riseborough joins Steve Coogan apartheid drama 'Shepherds and Butchers'". Archived from the original on 6 September 2015.
- ^ "Shepherds and Butchers - www.westendfilms.com". Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- ^ "'Birdman' Star Andrea Riseborough Joins 'Bloodline' Cast". International Business Times. 3 September 2015. Archived from the original on 6 September 2015.
- ^ Wood, Gaby (6 May 2016). "Bloodline's Andrea Riseborough: 'I've always felt confused about being a girl'". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 29 May 2016.
- ^ "Battle of the Sexes premiere: A chat with Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough and Billie Jean King". The Upcoming. 7 October 2017. Archived from the original on 24 December 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
- ^ "Toronto Film Review: 'The Death of Stalin'". Variety. 8 September 2017. Archived from the original on 13 October 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
- ^ Busch, Anita (6 October 2016). "'Birdman's Andrea Riseborough Takes On 'Burden'". Archived from the original on 7 October 2016.
- ^ a b Petski, Denise (27 March 2017). "'Waco': Andrea Riseborough, Rory Culkin, Paul Sparks & Shea Whigham Join Cast". Archived from the original on 9 April 2017.
- ^ "Andrea Riseborough, Tahar Rahim, Zoe Kazan to star in Lone Scherfig drama (exclusive)". Archived from the original on 17 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
- ^ White, Peter (16 February 2018). "Lone Scherfig Drama; HBO Europe Hacker Drama; 'Strange But True' US Deal – Berlin Briefs". Archived from the original on 17 February 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
- ^ Barraclough, Leo (6 September 2018). "First Look at Lone Scherfig's 'The Kindness of Strangers' (EXCLUSIVE)". Archived from the original on 7 September 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
- ^ Kroll, Justin (15 March 2018). "'The Grudge': Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir to Star in Horror Reimagining". Archived from the original on 24 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
- ^ Clarke, Stewart (20 April 2018). "Gabriel Byrne, Andrea Riseborough, Amazon Board Cocaine Drama 'ZeroZeroZero'". Archived from the original on 20 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
- ^ "Andrea Riseborough, Dane DeHaan, Amazon Board Crime Series 'ZeroZeroZero' From 'Gomorrah' Team". The Hollywood Reporter. 20 April 2018. Archived from the original on 21 April 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
- ^ Siegel, Tatiana (6 December 2019). "Sundance Unveils Female-Powered Lineup Featuring Taylor Swift, Gloria Steinem, Abortion Road Trip Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 8 December 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
- ^ Lattanzio, Ryan (17 January 2023). "What the Hell Is Going on with Andrea Riseborough's Celebrity-Backed Oscar Campaign?". IndieWire. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
- ^ Horton, Adrian (18 January 2023). "'Masterpiece of a film': why is every A-lister trying to get To Leslie an Oscar?". The Guardian.
- ^ Dresden, Hilton (24 January 2023). "Andrea Riseborough's Last-Minute and Star-Studded Oscars Campaign Pays Off With Surprise Best Actress Nom". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
- ^ Utichi, Joe (24 January 2023). "Andrea Riseborough Reacts To Surprise Best Actress Oscar Nomination For 'To Leslie': "I'm Not Entirely Sure How This Happened"". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
- ^ Feinberg, Scott (27 January 2023). "Oscars: Film Academy "Conducting a Review" Amid Questions About Andrea Riseborough's Campaign". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
- ^ Lang, Brent (10 December 2020). "Andrea Riseborough on Falling in Love With Her 'Luxor' Co-Star Karim Saleh: 'We Did Our Jobs a Little Too Well'". Variety. Retrieved 20 March 2023.
- ^ Maher, Kevin. "Andrea Riseborough: Enough cleaning the loo. I'm ready to get back to work". The Times. Retrieved 20 March 2023.
- ^ Muir, Kate. "The Silent Storm, The London Film Festival". The Times. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
- ^ "'Nocturnal Animals': Venice Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 2 September 2016. Archived from the original on 5 December 2016.
- ^ "Buy cinema tickets for Mindhorn – BFI London Film Festival 2016". whatson.bfi.org.uk. Archived from the original on 8 February 2017.
- ^ Kroll, Justin (6 February 2017). "Andrea Riseborough to Play Serial Imposter in Psychological Drama 'Nancy' (EXCLUSIVE)". Archived from the original on 27 August 2017.
- ^ Armstrong, Stephen. "Andrea Riseborough: Already a national treasure". The Times. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
- ^ Jaafar, Ali (5 August 2016). "Andrea Riseborough To Board BBC's Agatha Christie Adaptation 'The Witness For The Prosecution'". Archived from the original on 6 August 2016.
- ^ "The Leonard Lopate Show: The Pride". WNYC. Archived from the original on 20 December 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
- ^ "Past Recipients". Theatre World Awards. Archived from the original on 5 June 2021. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
- ^ "Andrea Riseborough shares her real life experiences with 'Battle of the Sexes' themes – SCAD District". 30 October 2017. Archived from the original on 17 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
- ^ scaddistrict (30 October 2017). "Outstanding Supporting Actress Award recipient Andrea Riseborough discusses her craft" – via YouTube.
- ^ "2017 SCAD Savannah Film Festival – Andrea Riseborough Outstanding Supporting Actress Award Presentation – SavannahNow". savannahnow.com. Archived from the original on 17 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
- ^ "Siteges - 51ed. Festival Internacional de Catalunya 2018 - List of winners". sitgesfilmfestival.com. 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2021.
- 1981 births
- Living people
- 21st-century English actresses
- Actresses from Newcastle upon Tyne
- Alumni of RADA
- English film actresses
- English radio actresses
- English Shakespearean actresses
- English stage actresses
- English television actresses
- English voice actresses
- Ian Charleson Award winners
- National Youth Theatre members
- Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award winners
- Theatre World Award winners